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About Terra Bistro

For more than 23 years Terra Bistro has been an essential dining destination for Vail Valley visitors as well as a lasting favorite among locals. Chef Shawn Miller’s adventurous approach to seasonal ingredients yields imaginative, carefully crafted dishes and ever-changing menus. With a special focus on lighter fare but with plenty of opportunity for indulgence, our menus naturally accommodate a variety of tastes and dietary restrictions including gluten allergies and vegans. Accompanying our menus is our all-encompassing wine list presented by our very talented in-house Sommelier. Additionally, we offer a variety of Colorado craft beers and Colorado spirits, which are a focal point of our specialty cocktail list and often a highlight of our guest’s experience.

352 E. Meadow Drive
Vail, CO 81657
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 6:00pm - close
Happy Hour Monday - Sunday from 5:00-6:00 pm

Cross Street:
Vail Valley Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(970) 476-6836

Website:
http://www.terrabistrovail.com/

Catering:
N/A

Parking Details:
There is parking in the east end of the main Vail parking structure; Terra Bistro is across the street.

Public Transit:
Two stops within walking distance. Main Vail transit center within walking distance.

Executive Chef:
Shawn Miller

Private Party Facilities:
Our mountain room features a rustic decor with mountain views and can accommodate parties up to 40 people. In addition full or partial buy outs of our main dining room are available, which can accommodate between 70ppl and 140ppl.

Private Party Contact:
Katie Fiedler: (970) 477-3243

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room

Special Events & Promotions:
For special event inquires, please contact Katie Fiedler, Events Coordinator, at events@vailmountainlodge.com.

Terra Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined a day ago

We visit Terra Bistro every time we are in Vail. We consistently have an amazing meal and great service. The menu has varied options with creative twists.. The service was outstanding. Tony was great as always. He sat us at a perfect date table. Terra Bistro is a must!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a very pleasant evening with friends at Terra Bistro, particularly because we were seated in the back in a quiet part of the restaurant. Our server was excellent and most of the dishes were good. My curry was tasty but my husband’s pork chop was somewhat tough. The other diners enjoyed their dishes and the sea salt caramel ice cream was delicious!

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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

Terra Bistro never disappoints! We had a wonderful meal, great wine and went back to the condo quite happy. This is a must-go-to restaurant every time we're in Vail, and we love to eat at the bar, too!

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

The and service were incredible. We will be back.

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

We were skiing in Vail. The dining experience was top notch with a creative menu and excellent service. As all things in Vail, it was expensive but priced similarly to its piers. We look forward to returning.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

I’ve been to terra bistro several times over the years. Normally I love it, but last night I was disappointed by the duck entree. The appetizers and dessert helped make up for it though!

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great place, great food, great service. Highly recommend.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We have dined here off and on over the years since (maybe ?) 1981. It’s a lovely restaurant. The menu had been updated and maybe not quite as eclectic as it was some years ago. The wait staff was very attentive but not intrusive. The food quality was excellent and portion size satisfying. I love that they are on open table which makes reservations so easy!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We were trying to sample restaurants new to us on our Vail holiday. Terra got good ratings so we gave it a shot.

The ambiance is just OK. I suppose part of the reason is that it’s located in a condo building, so entering is like entering a condo lobby.

The menu is well rounded. The food was fine but we felt the chef was a little too cute, for example, square tater tots accompanying ahi tuna. Unfortunately, the sautéed Aisian veggies, that also came with the tuna, were a little bit burned. My partner had a trout dish which sported some sort of breading; he found it tasty but it was too heavy for me. The chocolate cake dessert was adequate but a bit dry. The portions are large and the service was good.

The prices are higher than we pay at home (Philadelphia) in some much finer restaurants— I guess this is “resort pricing.” Overall, we were not very impressed.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Fabulous food and service

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Heard great things... food was average. Quaint rustic atmosphere.

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Service was fantastic! Complements to the chef! Food was very tasty. Really liked the many gluten free options — great for my daughter!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent but slow service from an experienced waiter. Knowledgeable about the food and he knew the Salmon came from Scotland.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was excellent and service was wonderful. We will return the next time we are in Vail

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent food

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

We've spent the holidays in Vail several times, and Terra Bistro is one of our favorites. I appreciated the healthy options very much. Very nice selection of craft cocktails, and the desserts were also special.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 27, 2017

When something is highly touted-as was this restaurant-expectations are raised and one would expect a better than average dining experience. Never mind that we were seated 20 minutes after our reservation-it’s a busy week and we were fine having a drink at the bar. But to wait over 1 hour after being seated for our food to arrive is unacceptable, especially when the food was no better than mediocre . I ordered tha wagyu steak for $75. The steak was average for non-wagyu beef-but for the price was very disappointing. We also had the butternut squash ravioli which was not particularly flavorful and a little stiff-maybe it sat around for a while before being served. Nothing we ordered was even above average. The waiter was very apologetic and even brought over the manager to ask if there was anything else they could offer. I would request that they not allow anyone else to wait that long to be served and that they up their game in regard to the quality of their food. Or maybe it was just a below average night for all.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Well it starts out with the usual great apps but my entree came 20 min after the 3 others. A side of spinach on the house to make up for it ? You must be joking. We are regulars every Xmas. Maybe time to change it up

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Consistently high quality food. Which is high praise because and I am very picky.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Healthy
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 (México)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Para los estándares de Vail, la comida no es tan buena, la trucha muy seca y el tartar de atún desabrido.

Gran servició y los otros platos buenos pero nada extraordinario.

Hay mejores opciones en Vail por el mismo precio.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Dinner ok not a lot of ambience...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

There was a piece of plastic on my plate and the staff, instead of apologizing and replacing the dish, decided to insult our intelligence and say it wasn't plastic. This place used to be delicious. Theyve changed the menu for the worse and deny wrongdoing when there is a huge piece of burnt plastic on the plate.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We celebrated Christmas at Terra Bistro and it was terrific. Service was considerate and prompt and the food was excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great food and service. We ate here on Christmas Eve and had a terrific time. Our server was April, who was a consummate professional.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was good, but it took a long time before we could get our meal. 45 minutes seemed too much for 2 plates.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I think this is the best restaurant in Vail. Great food and service, cosy atmosphere

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great restaurant and great employees! Went for a date night with my girlfriend and we both loved it. Thank you, Terra Bistro.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Had the duck butternut squash ravioli. It was DELISH. 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 4, 2017

This is our favorite Colorado restaurant. Warm, friendly service. Exceptional food. Healthy. Gluten free. Organic. Creative. Go there!

Tags: Authentic, Healthy
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Fabulous meal to celebrate a 50th birthday! Cozy table next to fireplace sat 8 people comfortably. Food was incredible and staff was friendly and helpful.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We were there for Thanksgiving Dinner. When we made the reservation no mention was made that this was buffet only. All three of us became VERY ill within hours that night. The next day we called the restaurant and told the manager how ill we became after dinner. Her reply was “it wasn’t our food!”

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We loved Thanksgiving at Terra Bistro so much last year, we had to come back this year! Thanksgiving at Terra Bistro is the first tradition we created after moving here!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Hope this was just an off night as this restaurant is one of our staples. Service was extremely poor ( a waiter can at least pretend to like their job) and horribly slow. Food was only marginal - filets undercooked (almost raw) , shishitos undercooked and inedible. Such a disappointment for a normally excellent dining experience. We won’t be in a rush to rebook.

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Katie the server was great! Great food and experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Lovely experience and delicious food!!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

As always a wonderful meal. We had appetizers, entrees and desert -all were excellent. Our waitress, Katie from North Carolina, went above and beyond to deliver great service with a huge smile! Ask for a table in the round alcove if you want a more intimate atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here and it was PERFECT! Our waitress was great, we followed all her recommendations on food and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere was romantic and I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We were celebrating our son’s Birthday, I called them prior to make sure they have candles & they said that they do...
We ordered food & my food came out with the Hair on my Kale, they brought me another plate portion was slightly smaller & it had yellow pieces of kale on my plate!
Service was terrible, not friendly at all!!!!!

At the end they brought the desert & left no Candles on it.... my husband had to get up & find a person to get candles...
It was too late to leave since we had a special occasion we didn’t want to spoil it...
Will never go back!!! Won’t recommend this place to anyone
There are better restaurants in Vail , like Sweet Basil!!!

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Exceeded my already high expectations. High quality food and presentation. Excellent service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent in all categories. Very high quality products and the chef is amazing. He rivals any Michelin starred chef.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Healthy
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